What is the cost of a life as an economic coma takes hold?
The pressure to "reopen" the economy is real, but at what price?
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What is the cost of keeping the economy in an induced coma, versus waking it up prematurely? We explore a macabre economic model that puts a price on hundreds of thousands of deaths.
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